'Popular Support For Hitler Was the Most Important Reason Why he Became Chancellor In January 1993' How Far do You Agree With This Statement? Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933, I believe that it the statement is partially true, Hitler was a clever man and with the aid of Joseph Goebbels he released many campaigns and propaganda throughout Germany spreading the Nazi's message and image getting people to vote for them. Not only that but with the Nazi's policies which some of them were aimed at particular groups like the nationalists or old age citizens, this too gained support. However it wasn't just popular support which got Hitler into power, the two previous chancellors in the Reichstag who were voted off helped as Hindenburg had no option but to make Hitler into the new Chancellor. My first point is how Goebbels used propaganda to aid Hitler.
They were beginning to doubt that Germany had any pride left. Historian R.Landau writes in his book (The Nazi Holocaust) that the ‘Nazi party was appealing’. This demonstrates that Hitler and the Nazis were a modern and plausible option for the public. Many of the middle class and other highly regarded sections of society were also drawn to the Nazi’s. Therefore, strengthening Landau’s view and the above argument that Hitler became leader of Germany as he was leader of the most popular parties.
In 1933, Hanke was appointed Goebbels’ secretary. Speer’s connection with Hanke (combined with Speer’s efficiency and competence in the workplace) meant that more architectural and design opportunities were offered to him. These included: Redecorating and rebuilding Goebbels’ new propaganda ministry building in Berlin. Input into the production, design and staging of Nazi rallies. This included major aspects of the 1933 Tempelhof May Day rally and the Nuremberg Party Rally.
This was important for Hitler’s rise to power as he gained huge population and support due to his impressive speeches. Hitler was also constantly on the ball with what he wanted to achieve and was ruthless and determined in getting it. This made him a strong central leader for Germany, just like the Kaiser who had been in power just 15 years earlier. This also helped Hitler in his rise as many people were still pining for a strong dictator and didn’t believe in a democratic government. Hitler was also very good at reorganising the Nazi Party from 1924 to
Assess the importance of propaganda in the maintenance of Nazi power between 1933 and 1939. Propaganda is information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause. It was a fundamental element in the maintenance of the Nazi Government power between the period of 1933-39. Joseph Goebbels was an important key figure in utilising Propaganda in Germany. Though it wasn't the only key element in the maintenance of power, Nazi Government also used other factors including; fear and the success Hitler turning Germany socio-economy around.
Indeed he was the ideal person to represent the Nazi Party in this way. As well as Hitler’s personality, his extreme political ideas were very popular. For example his idea of an Aryan race (master race) was very popular due to the fact he led people to believe that the Aryan race is what will make Germany one of the most powerful and strongest countries in the world by having genetically superior.
Describe the rise to prominence of the personality you have studied Albert Speer’s rise to prominence was compounded by numerous significant events including his early work for the Nazi Party, followed by his appointment of Reich Architect and his further architectural works under this title such as the Paris Fair and German Project. Speer then reached his prominence of power when he was appointed Armaments Minister. Speer’s rise to prominence initially began with his joining of the Nazi Party in 1931. From this moment Speer’s recognition within the Nazi Party only amplified, all beginning with his first job as the Party’s driver. Through this job Speer met Dr Goebbels, who organised Speer’s first architect job; the renovation of the Party’s headquarters in Berlin.
When Hitler came to power in 1933, the Germany economy was in a desperate state and still reeling from the effects of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles and the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Hitler decided that a revival of the economy was a necessity in order to achieve his ideological aims for the future of Germany. He even stated that ‘the needs of the state, varying according to time and circumstances are the crucial factor’, and Hitler believed that Germany was a great state, and therefore needed a strong economy in order to achieve her potential, which arguably Hitler perceived, as world power. There were four basic aims for the economy. Firstly, Hitler wished to tackle the depression which Germany was suffering from, and to generate employment, as unemployment was close to six billion in 1930.
Hitler then went onto changing the name of the party from the German Workers Party to the National Socialist German Workers Party but it was commonly known as the Nazi Party. There were many other leaders as well as Hitler that were important in helping organise important tasks and responsibilities of the Nazi Party: Josef Goebbels: Goebbels was a brilliant public speaker and a skilled master of propaganda. He joined the Nazi’s in 1922 and was put in charge of the party newspaper, the Volkische Frehiet. He became one of Hitler’s most important and powerful supporters. Ernst Roehm: Ernst Roehm was a captain
Therefore I want to prove in the following section that it wasn’t just Hitler who made his chancellorship possible by explaining several important aspects which lead to his success in 1933. In my opinion there are three relevant components which helped Hitler gain power and finally become chancellor of Germany. They include the historic events and the situation after WWI, the organisation of the Nazi party and the people who worked for Hitler and his ideals and obviously Hitler himself, what he represented and how he touched so very many people. To get an image of the situation in Germany after WWI, taking a look at how Germans